The Ozark Bluff Dweller Cabins were built by some of the best artisans in the Ozarks. The logs are locally grown American red cedar. The floors and ceilings are mixed pine and cypress. The fireplace is constructed of native Atoka sandstone. The cabins are rustic in nature but have all the comforts of home, including satellite TV with DVD and HS-internet and Wifi. Each cabin has an area of about 1250 sq. ft. with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen, dining and living room. A variety of porches and decks extend the living space to the outdoors. The cabins are fully furnished with a range/oven, microwave, refrigerator w/ice maker, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker, washer/dryer, and an outdoor gas grill and firepits. All utensils, dishes, glasses, towels, and bed linens are provided as well. The Ozark Bluff Dweller Cabins are located at Mutton Point on 220 acres that overlook and join the Buffalo National River Park. Each of our cabins is situated out of view from the other for the utmost in privacy. Many of our visitors think that the views from the cabins are the best in the Ozarks - we tend to agree. Camp Orr, Gar Hole Bluff and Bee Bluff are the most prominent features viewed from the cabins.

Within a short hike of the cabins is Raney Cove waterfall and a large bluff shelter, which prompted the naming of our cabins – The Ozark Bluff Dweller Cabins. Animals that you might view around the cabins are white tail deer, fox, coyote, bobcat, black bear, squirrel, rabbit, armadillo, raccoon, skunk, opossum, and a variety of reptiles including snakes of the poisonous and non-poisonous variety. Turkey vultures, red-tailed hawks, broad-winged hawks, and bald eagles can all be viewed from the cabins. There are a variety of woodpeckers and many species of songbirds that frequent the woods around the cabins. At dusk the booming sound of owls can be heard for miles and a variety of bats dart about overhead in search of flying insects. In the spring wild turkey calls can be heard rising from the river valley below the cabins. 

The cabins are located only 4 miles west of Jasper on Mt. Sherman. Kyle’s Landing, a takeout point for canoeists, is just a short drive from the cabins. Access to the cabins is one mile off Hwy 74W on a well-maintained gravel road (NC 2330). Twin Falls and numerous other less noted natural features are all within driving distance of the cabins.


In honor of the Indian tribes that inhabited or hunted in the immediate area, we have named the cabins Osage, Choctaw, and Cherokee. The Choctaw has a wood-burning fireplace and the Osage and Cherokee have gas-burning fireplaces. The Cherokee and Choctaw have Jacuzzi tubs. However, each cabin has it's own unique setting and all have incredible views!

Below are directions on how to get to Ozark Bluff Dwellers Log Cabins

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3D Satellite View of Ozark Bluff Dwellers


The area around the Ozark Bluff Dwellers abounds of the rich history of the Ozark Hill Folks that homesteaded the rugged mountainsides that occur below the cabins

Early period photo of Twin Falls at Camp Orr


A 1930's photo of the Raney house


Harvey Lee Raney and Alice (Rush) Raney and their 13 children


Raney Cove and the Raney Cove waterfall was named after the Raney family that lived in the house that once stood at the edge of the upper meadow that can be viewed from the decks of the Ozark Bluff Dwellers cabins.

Twin Falls is located at present day Camp Orr, which is located along the Buffalo River in the lower meadow that can be viewed from the cabins.


The Wilderness Library was located in a small cabin just south and up the mountain from Twin Falls. Ted Richmond, known as the "Bookman of the Hills", had a self-appointed mission to bring books to the mountain folks living in and around the Mt. Sherman area. The cabin was filled with books carried in on Ted's back. Paul Faris in his book "Ozark Cabin Folks" has a very good account of Ted and his "Wilderness Library". The cabin is located within hiking distance of the Ozark Bluff Dwellers, but nature has reclaimed the cabin and its contents. There are only a few foundation stones remaining.

Hill Folk walked miles to the Wilderness Library for a season's supply of reading material.


Ted Richmond and Hugh Raney at the door of the original Wilderness Library